2017–2018 Presidential Distinguished Staff Award, Non-Exempt Staff

Amir-Ali Shahegh, Accounting Associate, Residential Life

Since joining UMBC 26 years ago, Ali Shahegh has played a central role in Residential Life. His kindness and positive attitude inspires all those around him, and his vast expertise in procurement and business processes is unparalleled.

Over his career, Shahegh has navigated procurement guidelines with skill and grace. Responsible for procurement for a $24 million budget, he has adeptly managed and prioritized the needs of more than 40 staff. He always places the interests of the university and its community first in his work, ensuring all fiscal responsibilities, no matter the size, are handled with the utmost attention to detail. He is the epitome of reliability and efficiency in his work and recognized by
faculty, staff, and students for his excellent customer service. His quiet strength and calm, reassuring presence has earned him a reputation as a trusted team member and someone who will offer sound advice and impartial judgement.

Shahegh also offers his wealth of knowledge of procurement and finance to the broader campus community. He has served on the Student Affairs Wisdom Council and as a member of the Student Affairs Financial Review Council.

He has received bachelor’s degrees from Arkansas Tech University and UMBC.